2001 To 2023: Highest Grossing Telugu Movies By Year

2001 To 2023: Highest Grossing Telugu Movies By Year

Indian cinema relies heavily on box-office numbers irrespective of the content. The more the numbers, the bigger the cinema. Every year fans go frenzy all over the internet about the box-office numbers. Telugu Cinema has reached the international stage with RRR, and it created so many opportunities for other Telugu films to strive better and become global.

Today, we listed all the Highest Grossing Telugu Films Year By Year (2000 – 2023) from the start of the 20th century till now. Take a look

1. Year: 2001

Highest-Grossing Movie: Narasimha Naidu

Narasimha Naidu collected 25 Cr 1st film to collect 25 Cr at the box office. It is the highest-grosser of all time in the Telugu industry at that time.

2. Year: 2002

Highest-Grossing Movie: Indra

Indra broke all the records of Narasimha Naidu and collected 26.5 cr and collected 32cr share at the box office…

3. Year: 2003

Highest-Grossing Movie: Tagore

Okkadu, Tagore & Simhadri, are three movies that made huge money at the box office. One of the best years for Tollywood at the box office. Tagore won over Simhadri by a slight margin.




4. Year: 2004

Highest-Grossing Movie: Shankar Dada M.B.B.S

2004 belongs to Megastar. His Shankar Dada was the highest-collected movie for the year 2004. This was the third film to cross the 25 Cr mark in Megastar’s career.




5. Year: 2005

Highest-Grossing Movie: Chatrapathi

Chatrapathi wins the box office for the year 2005. This film pushed Prabhas to the top league. It collected Rs 21 crore at the box office.




6. Year: 2006

Highest-Grossing Movie: Pokiri

Mahesh babu’s Pokiri collected 40 Cr and 1st movie in the Telugu industry collected 40 Cr+ share worldwide.

7. Year: 2007

Highest-Grossing Movie: Yamadonga

This is NTR’s new avatar. He gave a solid comeback with Yamadonga. collected more than 28 Cr at the box office and became 2007’s biggest blockbuster.

8. Year: 2008

Highest-Grossing Movie: Jalsa

Jalsa, is a fan celebrated movie. That gave immense joy to the fans and the general audience alike. It collected 28.12 Cr at the box office.




9. Year: 2009

Highest-Grossing Movie: Magadheera

Magadheera is the first film to collect 60 cr and 70 cr in the Telugu film industry. This film became a sensation in the south industry.

10. Year: 2010

Highest-Grossing Movie: Simha

Simha, is the comeback movie of the roaring lion. It collected more than 30 Cr. This was Balayya’s wild attack on the box office.

11. Year: 2011

Highest-Grossing Movie: Dookudu

A sensational comeback for Mahesh Babu. Srinu Vatila & co-presented Mahesh like never before. It broke so many records at the box office. The film grossed ₹101 crores at the worldwide box office.

12. Year: 2012

Highest-Grossing Movie: Gabbar Singh

The movie gave us Pawan Kalyan back. Thanks to Harish Shankar. It became a huge sensational hit at the box office. It grossed over Rs. 100 Cr

13. Year: 2013

Highest-Grossing Movie: Attarintiki Daredi

This is the first Telugu movie to collect a worldwide share of 75 cr.

14. Year: 2014

Highest-Grossing Movie: Race Gurram

It collected 58.5 cr at the box office and become the highest grossing film of 2014.





15. Year: 2015

Highest-Grossing Movie: Baahubali: The Beginning

The year that changed Telugu cinema forever. No one ever thought of a Telugu movie collecting this amount of huge money but Baahubali did it, and look where we are now. It collected a whopping amount of over 500 crores.

16. Year: 2016

Highest-Grossing Movie: Janatha Garage

Janatha garage became the biggest hit in NTR’s career. It collected more than 85 Cr share.




17. Year: 2017

Highest-Grossing Movie: Baahubali: The Conclusion

Just imagine a Telugu movie collecting over 1000 Crores… It grossed over 1800 cr worldwide.

18. Year: 2018

Highest-Grossing Movie: Rangasthalam

Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam is everyone’s love. It became 2018’s biggest hit and collected more than 200 cr at the box office.

19. Year: 2019

Highest-Grossing Movie: Sahoo

Even though the cinema bombed at the box office. But it still collected more than 250 crores at the box office.

20. Year: 2020

Highest-Grossing Movie: Ala Vaikunthapurramloo

Allu Arjun gave a gigantic blockbuster with Ala Vaikunthapurramloo, it became 2020’s highest-grosser. It collected more than 250 cr at the box office.

21. Year: 2021

Highest-Grossing Movie: Pushpa: The Rise

For the second time in a row, Icon Star’s Pushpa was the highest-collected movie for the year 2021. This movie made Allu Arjun reach global stardom.




22. Year: 2022

Highest-Grossing Movie: RRR

RRR, which took Telugu film to the Oscars, became the highest-grossing movie for the year 2022.

23. Year: 2023

Highest-Grossing Movie: Waltair Veerayya

And Chiranjeevi with his mass bomma Waltair Veerayya piled up huge numbers. It will end up collecting more than 250 crores at the box office.

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